“It’s Heritage Not Hate” (Wink Wink)

How many times have you heard this pile of steaming fecal matter?  Me?  I live in the South, South Mississippi to be exact, and I have heard it a lot in the last 50 years.

Some find it interesting that I rail against this type of lies not because I live in the South but rather because according to family legend I am related to Jefferson Davis through my maternal grandmother (not officially verified)……..people think because I maybe so related that I should be somehow on the side of the heritage thing……..WRONG!  Hatred is hatred no matter how you try to sugar coat it.

I have debated these deniers many times in the past…..not so much these days for being old I have no tolerance for bullshit……..when the heritage thing was pulled out I would say good and take out an old photo of 7 Southern generals and ask the person to identify 3 of them……..so far none have been able to do it…..closest they have come is 2.  For most it is hate not heritage……….

I offer this mini diatribe because of an incident recently……..

Two white men who placed Confederate flags at landmarks linked to Martin Luther King in Atlanta might face serious jail time if caught. Police have surveillance video taken from Ebenezer Baptist Church, and the police chief isn’t ruling out hate-crime charges, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The flags were placed at the church, once led by King, and at the nearby MLK National Historic Site. As it stands, the men could face charges including criminal trespassing and terroristic threats, reports 11 Alive.

“To place Confederate flags on the campus of Ebenezer Baptist Church—after this horrific act in Charleston [and] in the wake of all that’s happening in our country—whatever the message was it clearly was not about heritage,” says the Rev. Raphael Warnock, pastor of Ebenezer . “It was about hate.” A maintenance worker found the flags early this morning and alerted the National Park Service, which operates the King historical facility. “We do have images of two white males placing those flags on the campus,” says police chief George Turner. “We’re trying to identify those folk right now.”

I would wager that the person or persons that did this also use the heritage lie as a cover for their hatred and bigotry.  Whatcha think?

Now tell me again about this “heritage” thing.

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